Bas-relief Definition

bärilēf, basrilēf
bas-reliefs
noun
Sculpture in which figures are carved in a flat surface so that they project only a little from the background.
Webster's New World
The definition of a bas relief is a piece of artwork that is sculpted, carved or molded in such a way that it barely protrudes from the background flat surface.
An example of a bas relief is Donatello's Pazzi Madonna.
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Alternative spelling of bas relief.
Wiktionary

(sculpture) A low or mostly-flat sculpture which is carved into a wall, or is in the form of a tile mounted flat to a wall, rather than a fully three-dimensional, free-standing figure.

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adjective
Refers to any aspect of sculpture which is flat or in the bas relief style.
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Singular:
bas-relief
Plural:
bas-reliefs

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